Definitions of heavyweight
  1. noun
    a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
    synonyms: giant, hulk, whale
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    type of:
    large person
    a person of greater than average size
  2. noun
    a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
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    type of:
    gladiator, prizefighter
    a professional boxer
  3. noun
    a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
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    type of:
    grappler, matman, wrestler
    combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
  4. noun
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
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    type of:
    boxer, pugilist
    someone who fights with his fists for sport
  5. noun
    a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    synonyms: behemoth, colossus, giant, titan
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    type of:
    important person, influential person, personage
    a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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